Therapeutic music is good for the soul by Kirk Moore

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written by Kirk Moore Therapeutic music is good for the soul. But not only. I�m a musician. A guitarist. And I play music to help create a healing environment in hospitals, hospice, nursing homes, in yoga classes, and in behavioral health treatment centers. Some would say what I do is magic. It�s not magic. There�s…

A Personal Reflection on �13 Reasons Why” by Rachael Keefe

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by Rachael Keefe Watching �13 Reasons Why� brought back a lot of memories and emotions from my own horrible high school years. It also made me realize anew that suicidality is still a mystery and, too often, a shameful secret that can claim too many lives. We do need to talk about it, as the…

A Reflection on Anxiety and Awareness by M.W. Bychowski

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11.28-30. _________________________________________________________________________________ By…

“Do not be afraid… do not be silent” by Alan Johnson

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�Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent.� Acts 18:9b �Shhh�� she said so quietly. �I am on medication!� ________________________________________________________________________________________ By Alan Johnson She was 17 years old and came by the booth at the UCC General Synod that I was hosting for our UCC Mental Health Network. Even before she whispered…